John Lewis' Community Matters scheme is an initiative which supports local communities and allows customers to vote for three nominated local organisations they think should receive John Lewis' support. The scheme donates a share of £3,000 every three months to nominated organisations and the RNLI Selsey Lifeboat new Shannon class all weather lifeboat appeal was one such organisation to be nominated. The outcome of customers' votes resulted in the amazing sum of £1,000 being presented to Selsey Lifeboats.
Ros Bonham, Chair of the Selsey Lifeboat Association, received the cheque from Lydia Bendle of John Lewis at Home, and commented "We are absolutely delighted and grateful to John Lewis for their substantial donation to the Selsey Lifeboat new Shannon class lifeboat appeal".
(Article written by Ros Bonham, Chair of the Selsey Lifeboat Association, Selsey Lifeboat)